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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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What's Bob building now?

I thought I'd throw a general thread together for things I'm doing on the shop.

I'm going to go ahead and try and build a dirt cheap vapor blasting cabinet. I've been trying to find a cheap-to-me blasting cabinet to start the build, but after searching on Craigslist and other local for-sale ads, I've given up hope. I must have looked at over 9000 ads (yep the number of zeros is correct) and found all of two blasting cabinets. One was a broken down horrible freight that they wanted $100, and the other was a really too nice unit for what I'm contemplating, for $1,200. No bueno

I purchased a Street Rodder magazine, you really can't get far from your roots, and they had a coupon for a Harbor fraught unit for $139. So I guess I'll start there. I went and measured the working area, and it's a bit tighter than I wanted. I based that on trying to get a V6 block into the cabinet.

I've got to decide on using either the waste water pump or the old pool pump that I have on hand...probably that decision will be made by plugging them in and finding out if either still work. LOL

Anyhow, I'll get things together and give it a go. No it won't be pretty, expect a Rube Goldbergian contraption that just gets the job done.

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This guy built one for zero dollars using an old dishwasher:
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This guy built one for zero dollars using an old dishwasher:
I saw that. Really neat. Now if I only had an old dishwasher.

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I saw that. Really neat. Now if I only had an old dishwasher.
Not the easiest thing to get rid of. I bet if you put an ad on craigslist or nextdoor looking for one, you would find 20.
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